We made it to six months! Every parent I know tells me that each new stage is the new “favorite” and I totally see why now. The newborn cuddles are my favorite! Look, he’s smiling! Now he knows who I am! It just gets better and better. The last month has been so full of fun.
The biggest development is that you learned to roll from your back to your tummy! You are so proud of your new skill.
My favorite part of this though is that you now sleep on your tummy. Which means you, uh, actually sleep! You are down to just one quick wakeup at night to eat and [drumroll please] YOU ARE FINALLY NAPPING AGAIN!
Can you tell I’m just a little excited? You struggled to nap on your own since about 14 weeks. Now, you take two 90 min + and one 30-60 min nap in the crib, on your own, without being held or rocked. Some days are better than others but I am loving this trend!
Some other fun developments this month:
You are learning all kinds of new sounds! It seems you learn one new noise to make and then do nothing else for a day or two and then it’s onto the next.
You are in the early stages of stranger danger. You get quiet, and sometimes panic. when you get handed to someone you don’t know. The upside is you are becoming more and more attached to us [and your grandmas].
You love to play with us, read books and snuggle when you are tired. You have the attention span of a gnat and it’s a challenge to keep you entertained sometimes!
We are working on helping you learn to crawl. You want to soooo badly. You reach for things and try so hard to move forward. Sometimes you can push up with your legs and shift a little forward. We don’t think you are far off from putting all the pieces together. In the meantime, you are getting frustrated!
Oh Grant Paul, you are special. We love you from the tips of your nose to the tips of your toes.
Six Month Stats:
17 lbs, 14 oz, 28.5 inches
Six Month Likes:
Rolling, playing on your tummy, getting bounced or tossed in the air, babbling back and forth, snuggles from mama
Six Month Dislikes:
Being bored, new people, not being able to do things on your own.